i moved

In January 2023, I made the big move from Chicago to New York City! Hit the ground running with a workshop and mini-tour of a new musical, Dot Dot Dot, written by Keelay Gipson and Sam Salmond, and directed by Jesca Prudencio. I’m working on immersing myself in the culture of new work creation that makes the New York theatre scene so exciting to be a part of.

In addition to auditions and writing applications, I’ve been working as a teaching artist for the wonderful people of TADA! Youth Theatre, prepping an arrangement for the Brooklyn Children’s Theatre Gala honoring Viola Davis, and reestablishing community with new and old friends.

Beyond excited for the new adventure and all the experiences that are going to come with it.

graduation and beyond

Approximately a month ago, I wrapped up my four years at Northwestern University. My college experience, colored in its final two years by the COVID-19 pandemic, was an exercise in patience, perseverance, and trial by fire. The best lessons I learned were happy accidents- byproducts of throwing myself head first into whatever opportunity or experience awaited me next. This led me down a path that extended beyond performing, and into the world of music direction, writing, and orchestration. Now that I’ve spent some time honing my craft as a music director & orchestrator, I’m proud to announce that in August, I made my professional music direction debut at Maine State Music Theatre. This is my first job postgrad, and I was thrilled to be working alongside other young people in our fellowship company in addition to the veteran equity casts that join MSMT later in the season. Following the MSMT season, I’m intending to move further in to the city of Chicago to develop new music, perform, and work in the city as the world of performing arts begins to reemerge from the pandemic. Thrilled to be headed back to a city that I’ve loved since I was a little kid driving up with my parents to go the aquarium.

Starting my journey…

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 89th Waa-Mu show, “State of the Art” was performed online. As a co-writer my experiences are documented in the following news articles.
“The gravity of the moment didn’t immediately draw my attention to Waa-Mu”.
“Hundreds of students had been working non-stop for almost a year to make this happen. And for it to be swept into uncertainty so quickly was jarring for a lot of folks.”